Wednesday, Oct. 13Wildlife Refuge plan
ILWACO - The Willapa Bay National Wildlife Refuge is participating in the National Wildlife Refuge week celebration held through Oct. 16. In addition to other activities, the 15-year Comprehensive Conservation Plan is under review. Three alternatives will be presented to the public for comment and review over the next couple of weeks. Alternate two provides a new visitor center on the Peninsula at 94th and Sandridge Road, with a trail to the bay and an adjoining observation deck as part of the plan and is the choice of the Friends of Willapa National Wildlife Refuge. You can learn more and participate by visiting www.friendsofwillaparefuge.org or call 665-2957.
OCEAN PARK - Beginning at 7 p.m., Oct. 13, the Shoalwater Birders will hold their quarterly meeting in the Ocean Park Library at 1308 256th Street. The guest speaker is Surfside resident Coral Hughes, who will discuss the life and times of her beloved wood ducks. Call 665-3593 if you have questions.
LONG BEACH - The Ilwaco-Long Beach Kiwanis meets at noon the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the El Compadre Restaurant at 1900 Pacific Avenue in Long Beach. Call 665-2598 for further information.
LONG BEACH - The Peninsula Caregivers Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the PUD auditorium at 9610 Sandridge Road in Long Beach. The group is designed to provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are providing care to another person. For more information call Don Cantrell at 642-3787 ext. 226.
Free seminar for parents
SEAVIEW - READY!, a free seminar for parents of children ages 0 to five who are getting ready for kindergarten, will be offered at the Peninsula Church Center at 5000 "N" Place in Seaview, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. This seminar will provide parents with information about how their child learns, as well as materials and activities that can be used at home to make learning easy and fun. Parents with children ages two to four years old should come to the workshop on Oct. 13; those with children ages four to five years old should come to the workshop on Oct. 20. Parents are encouraged to call Erin at 642-1319 for more information and to reserve a free spot.
ILWACO - GED classes are offered by Grays Harbor College at the Columbia Education Center in Ilwaco on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enrollment is now open and classes run through Dec. 9.
CATHLAMET - St. James Episcopal Church is hosting an open house to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the St. James Family Center from noon to 1:30 p.m., on Oct. 13. The public is invited to come check out all that the center has to offer and enjoy some camaraderie with neighbors. Call 795-9996 if you have questions.
SEAVIEW - A Grief Support Group meets every Wednesday at 11 a.m., in the fireside room at Peninsula Church Center at 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. Call 800-772-1319 if you have questions, or just come to this support group.
CATHLAMET - Kenzie Abbott, a 16-year-old from Cathlamet, has seizures and is putting together a cookbook to help raise money for a service dog that can detect and warn her and people around her before she has a seizure. If you have a special recipe you would like her to include, send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 795-0575. Donations are also being accepted through The Bank of the Pacific.
Wild mushroom class
LONG BEACH - On Oct. 13 at 6 p.m., the Long Beach Grange at 5715 Sandridge Road is offering a class, taught by David Campiche from the Shelburne Restaurant and Pub, on mushrooms that will focus on wild mushrooms that grow in our area. Bring different types of mushrooms to the class and he will talk about them all. Call 642-7176 if you have questions.
Neptune Classic Movies
LONG BEACH - The Neptune Twin Cinemas offers family and classic movies with no charge for admission, subject to capacity. All family and classic shows begin at 1 p.m. The movie on Oct. 13 is "The Producers" starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder. 1968. 90 min.
Thursday, Oct. 14Pig owners needed
PENINSULA - Ocean Park Food Bank needs someone with pigs who would be willing to pick up rotten produce items once or twice a week as needed. Call 665-6567 for more information.
Personal Hygiene Packs
ILWACO - Coastal Community Action Program (CCAP) is giving away personal hygiene packs to low income families/individuals. Those qualified may pick up one pack every six months at the CCAP office in Ilwaco Community Building, top floor, at 152 1st N in Ilwaco. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Items in the packs range from toothpaste to detergent. For more information call 642-3990.
Dine & Dance
LONG BEACH - Line dancing on the Peninsula has moved to Long Beach Grange at 5715 Sandridge Road. To celebrate the new location there will a kick-off potluck on Thursday, Oct. 14 beginning at 4 p.m.. Beginner and intermediate classes are offered at 5:30 p.m., each Thursday. Advanced classes are available from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. each Thursday. Everyone is welcome. The cost is just $3 per person per class. Come check out this fun activity, you don't need a partner. Call Linda at 783-2389 for more information.
Transit board meeting
RAYMOND - Pacific Transit System holds its regular quarterly board meeting at 10:30 a.m., Thursday Oct. 14 at the Pacific Transit office meeting room facility at 216 N. 2nd Street in Raymond. There will be a hearing to receive public comment on the adoption of the 2011 Operating and Capital Budget. The public is invited to come and be heard. Call 875-9418 for more information.
KLIPSAN - NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group meets every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Golden Sands Assisted Living at 21608 "O" Lane in Klipsan. Anyone with a mental health condition is welcome to these structured, confidential group sessions led by NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group trained facilitators. For information call 665-6305 or 665-4421.
Emergency council mtg
SOUTH BEND - The next Pacific County Emergency Management Council meeting is Thursday, Oct. 14, starting at 9 a.m. in the commissioners' meeting room in South Bend at 300 Memorial Drive. The public is invited to attend. Call 875-9338 or 642-9395 if you have questions.
OCEAN PARK - DivorceCare, a support group for anyone just separated or divorced for many years, is held each Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at Peninsula Baptist Church, 23802 Pacific Hwy., Ocean Park. This group is not a church-sponsored group. For more information, please call 665-0804.
Friday, Oct. 15Flea market
LONG BEACH - The first and third Friday and Saturday of each month, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., there will be an indoor flea market at the Long Beach Grange hall located at 5715 Sandridge Road. The next market is Oct. 15 and Oct. 16. Come shop for a great deal or rent a table for a small fee and sell your own stuff. Call Will at 244-0172 for information.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Merchants Association meets Friday, Oct. 15 at 8 a.m., at Bensons Restaurant, 504 S Pacific Ave., in Long Beach. For more information call Steven Linhart at 642-5625.
Water Music Festival
PENINSULA - The Water Music Festival is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to bringing quality music to the Lower Columbia River Region. Oct. 15 through Oct. 17 the Water Music Festival XXVI provides "Romance with Music - from Baroque to Ballads and Beyond" and features a top-rated chamber ensemble, a classical pianist noted for her artistry and connection soul-to-soul with her audiences, and for her performance of works of romantic composers, a big-band vocalist, a noteworthy Seattle-area jazz trio, a talented chamber duo from Astoria, and outstanding local young artists. WMF programs and artists are subject to change. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable. Tickets for orders received two weeks prior to concert will be held at the door. To order tickets online, visit watermusicfestival.com. For more information, call 665-4466.
OCEAN PARK - On Oct. 15 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., at the Ocean Park Lutheran Church, Hospice will host a memorial service for those who have lost someone special. Everyone is welcome to attend this healing service.
ILWACO - At 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, "Mozart's Magic Flutes," an outstanding chamber ensemble from Eugene, Ore., will perform at Hilltop Auditorium. The group features Jill Pauls, Debra Harris, Ann Grabe and John Jantzi. Young local artist Brier Gregory will open the program with a short selection. Tickets are $20 (students free). For ticket information or program specifics you can call 665-4466.
Art Around Town
PENINSULA - Peninsula Arts Association has numerous pieces of artwork by members on display during October. Marilyn Casey's coastal paintings are being shown at the Ocean Beach Hospital. Vivian Easter and Sharon Bernasek are showing their varied paintings at the Pacific County building on Sandridge. Elizabeth Bonn-Zimmerman is showing her paintings at the Ilwaco library. PAA hopes that you will take time to admire this artwork.
OCEAN PARK and SEAVIEW - Alcoholics Anonymous has two group meetings on the Peninsula. The Ocean Park group meets at 7:30 p.m., at the Ocean Park Methodist Church at 1202 262nd Place on Mondays and Fridays. The second group meets seven days a week at 6:30 a.m., noon and 8 p.m., at 4603 Pacific Highway in Seaview. For more information you can call 642-2902 or go to http://area72aa.org.
Saturday, Oct. 16Baroque, Ballads and Beyond
ILWACO - The 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 16 free concert at the Inn at Harbour Village in Ilwaco will feature young local talent and a noteworthy jazz trio from Port Townsend - the Chuck Easton Trio. Featured local young artists performing are August Davenport, Brooke Flood, Brier Gregory, Dane Gregory and Anja Patten. The Chuck Easton Trio then offers something for everyone, with a mix of ballads, blues, jazz and beyond. The beyond part of the free program features guitarist Chuck Easton switching to his tuba and keyboardist George Radebaugh indulging the audience with some accordion favorites. Be prepared to swing, sway and stomp your feet as this versatile group offers its delightful mix. Admission is free. Donations are cheerfully accepted. For ticket information or program specifics you can call 665-4466.
Unique music duo
OYSTERVILLE - The Reynolds and Emlen Duo draws upon a vast range of musical experiences to present a unique performance on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Oysterville Church. Their repertoire encompasses favorite Baroque and classical music for violin and cello, including Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Bartok, and some modern Romanian Gypsy selections. Their performances are marked with light-hearted presentations, authentic costumes and stories, and energy and sensitivity. Young artist Brooke Flood will open the 2 p.m. program. Tickets for this event are $15, seating is limited, and this program is not included in the season pass for WMF. For ticket information or program specifics you can call 665-4466.
ILWACO - Classical pianist Tien Hsieh, described as a "serious, composed, tiny and full of music," will display her artistry at the piano at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Hilltop Auditorium. Hsieh is acclaimed for electrifying performances of heroically-difficult selections and her Saturday evening performance promises a warmth and freshness of ideas to delight her audience. Opening the evening program will be young artist Madison Baker. Tickets are $25. Students are admitted free. For ticket information or program specifics you can call 665-4466.
Saturday artists' reception
ILWACO - After the Tien Hsieh performance, the public is invited to Pelicano Restaurant at 177 Howerton Avenue SE, at the Port of Ilwaco for a 9:30 p.m., artist reception on Oct. 16. Enjoy beverages, tasty desserts, and an opportunity to greet and visit with WMF performers. Space is limited. Tickets are $12 in advance. For ticket information or program specifics you can call 665-4466.
LONG BEACH - The Peninsula Stamp Club meets the third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Long Beach Grange at 5715 Sandridge Road. Beginners to advanced collectors are welcome. Call John at 642-8732 for more information.
LONG BEACH - If you have a dirty car and need it clean, come help the Ilwaco Middle-High School band raise money for their trip to Disneyland this winter. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Oct. 16 at the Bank of the Pacific in Long Beach, rain or shine, students will be on hand to wash your car. Donations are welcome. Call Rachel at 642-3731 ext. 245 if you have questions.
SURFSIDE - The Community Relations Committee of the Surfside Homeowners Association is sponsoring a planting event entitled, "Wintertime Container Edibles: Herbs, Garlic and More," which will happen rain or shine, beginning at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16 on the Surfside grounds at 31402 H Street. Surfside gardener Ann Thoreson will be planting at least one container to be raffled off. There will be handouts and other giveaway goodies afterwards. Admission is free, but bring your own pots. All Peninsula gardeners are welcome! Call 665-4171 for more information.
LONG BEACH - The Longest Beach Cribbage Club meets every Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Pioneer Tavern at the corner of Pioneer Road and Pacific Highway. Play is according to ACC rules. The cost is $5, with double elimination and 100 percent payback. Anyone with an interest is invited. For more information call 642-3994.
Sunday, Oct. 17American Songbooks
ILWACO - The Barbara Blair Quartet presents an afternoon of feel-good classic melodies from the American Songbooks beginning at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17, at Hilltop Auditorium. The show begins with a short selection from young artist Anja Patten, then moves to Blair's "stunning interpretations, delivered with panache." Accompanying Blair are Dan Presley, Dave Averre and George Mitchell. Tickets are $15, students are admitted free. For ticket information or program specifics you can call 665-4466.
Birding field trip
LONGVIEW - The Willapa Hills Audubon Society will conduct its first fall field trip on Oct. 17. Russ Koppendrayer will lead the group to local birding hot spots. Possible destinations include Woodland Bottoms and if time permits, Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. To sign up, call John Green at 360-575-9238. Departure from Longview will be 8 a.m.; return around noon. Be sure to dress for the weather and bring snacks and water. The public is invited to participate. Beginning birders are welcome.
ASTORIA - The Lower Columbia River Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America meets at the Golden Star Restaurant on Bond Street in Astoria on Sunday, Oct. 17. The social will begin at 5 p.m., and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. The guest speaker is Bruce Conner of Sundial Travel and the cruise ship director who will share information on the travel industry and cruise ship visits. Questions may be referred to Norm Davis at 503-338-6174 or Ed Nelson at 503-325-2596.
Breakfast @ Eagles
PENINSULA - Ocean Park Eagles offers breakfast every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., for members and their guests. The cost is $5. Call 665-6688 for information.
In their footsteps
ASTORIA - Lewis and Clark National Historical Park is holding the second program in their 'In Their Footstep' series beginning at 1 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 17 in the Netul River room of the Fort Clatsop visitor center. The speaker is Dan Haag, assistant director of the Garibaldi Museum. There is no charge to attend. Call 503-861-2471 if you have questions.
PENINSULA - There are meetings four times a week on the Peninsula in both Seaview and Ocean Park, on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays for those interested in the support group Overeaters Anonymous. If you have questions call 665-2535 or Kathleen at 642-8439.
LONG BEACH - The Elks Lodge at 110 N. Pacific Hwy., in Long Beach has bingo every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. Doors open at noon, play begins at 12:30 p.m. Buy packets or singles. Open to the public (18 years or older). Snacks and pull-tabs are available.
Monday, Oct. 18Popcorn And Scouts!
PENINSULA - The annual Boy Scouts of America popcorn sale is in full swing this month. Get a great buy on this great product and support our local Scouts in the process. If you have questions, contact Karl Johnson at 244-0125 or Tom Sutherland 642-4802.
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at city hall, located at 115 Bolstad Avenue West. The next meeting is Oct. 18. The agenda is available at www.longbeachwa.gov. or at city hall prior to the meeting. These meetings are open to the public. Call 642-4421 for additional information.
Lupus & Fibromyalgia
SEASIDE - The Northcoast Lupus and Fibromyalgia Support Group meets on Oct. 18 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the education center, room "A" at the Seaside Hospital. The guest speaker is Dr. Kathleen Flewelling, FD, a naturopathic physician. Everyone is welcome. If you have any questions, please call Sheila at 665-4870 or Carol at 503-325-1100.
North Beach Water
OCEAN PARK - The North Beach Water District Board of Commissioners meet at 6 p.m., Oct. 18 at 26109 Ridge Avenue in Ocean Park. This is a regularly scheduled meeting. Call 665-4144 if you have questions.
LONG BEACH - Are you in the fifth or sixth grade? Are you a girl? If you answered yes to both of these questions, the Girls Circle program is for you! Join other girls your age in a wonderful new program that will be fun and exciting. You can take
part in this eight-week program that runs Oct. 18 through Dec. 10, and meets every
Monday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Long Beach Elementary School. Enrollment is limited. Girls Circle is a partnership between the Boys & Girls Club of the Long Beach Peninsula and Pacific County Health and Human Services. To register, call Tara Finch at 642-9300 ext. 2627 or e-mail at email@example.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 19Alpha Theta meeting
NASELLE - ESA Alpha Theta holds their monthly business meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m., at the Naselle Timberland Library.
SEAVIEW - On Tuesday, Oct. 19, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., NAMI will welcome the region's ombudsman Theresa Mahar, at the Peninsula Church Center located at 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. The public is encouraged to come learn more about what she does as a client's advocate. If you have a problem with the system, a counselor, or many other things, she is available to help. This meeting would be a good one for anyone interested in the public mental health system to attend. It will be one more piece of the puzzle for people to understand. For more information call Kat 665-6305 or Rosi at 665-5372.
OCEAN PARK - The Peninsula Arts Association will meet at 6 p.m., Oct. 19, in the Barn on Bay at 2311 Bay Avenue in Ocean Park. They will discuss the 40th Fall Art Show and upcoming events for the year. The public is encourage to attend. Call 665-4592 for information.
SEAVIEW - The public is encouraged to come to a series on world religions each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., at the Peninsula Church Center, 5000 "N" Place in Seaview. Rev. Tom Schaeffer, a dynamic presenter from Grace Church in Aberdeen, will lead the sessions. If you have questions, call 642-3115.
ILWACO - The Clatsop Weavers and Spinners Guild meets the third Tuesday of the month starting at 11 a.m. Most often their meetings are at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum on Lake Street in Ilwaco, but call Sharon at 665-5266 to confirm. Bring a sack lunch.
OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park Eagles No. 3602 offers bingo and lunch each Tuesday to members and their guests. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., bingo from noon to 4 p.m. Call 665-6688 if you have questions.
ILWACO - Occident Lodge No. 99 meets at noon every Tuesday for a no host luncheon at the Imperial Schooner Restaurant at the Port of Ilwaco. Sojourners are welcome. For information call Jim at 665-6577 or Norm at 642-2258.
Do Nothing Club
OCEAN PARK - Hey guys, on the hunt for something to do every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.? The Do Nothing Club is always looking for a few good men, so why not come to 24002 "U" Street in Ocean Park, where you can play cribbage, shoot pool, tell great stories or whatever. For more information, call Jack McBride at 665-2721 or Jim Wirth at 665-2420.
Wednesday, Oct. 20Safety banquet/awards
ILWACO - The American Legion's 23rd Annual Derald D. Robertson Safety Awards Ceremony and Banquet will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. People who protect our safety on the Columbia Coast and Long Beach Peninsula will be honored at the ceremony. Dinner will be provided, and a number of people who protect our safety on the Long Beach Peninsula will be honored at ceremonies after dinner. Honorees include: Petty Officer DC3 Dustin Fulkerson, U.S. Coast Guard Group Astoria - Award: "Enlisted Person of the Year; " Petty Officer Dave Ramsey, U.S. Coast Guard Cape Disappointment - Award: "Enlisted Person of the Year;" Daniel Cary, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Cape Disappointment - Award: "Coast Guard Auxiliarist of the Year;" Trooper Jesse Greene, Washington State Patrol, Naselle Office - Award: "Trooper of the Year;" Civil Clerk Paul Plakinger, Pacific County Sheriff's Office - Award: "Employee of the Year;" Officer Casey Meling, Long Beach Police Department - Award: "Law Enforcement Officer of the Year;" Lieutenant Lyle Powell, Pacific County Fire District #1 (Ocean Park) - Award: "Firefighter of the Year;" Firefighter Carolyn Kayate, Pacific County Fire District #2 (Chinook) - Award: "Firefighter of the Year;" Captain Greg Gillette, Ilwaco Volunteer Fire Department - Award: "Firefighter of the Year;" Lieutenant David Williams, Long Beach Fire Department - Award: "Firefighter of the Year. Each family planning to attend should contact Dick Wallace at 642-4188.
ILWACO - The Diabetes Support Group meets from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 20 in the Ocean Beach Hospital meeting rooms. Anyone with an interest is encouraged to attend this free meeting. The topic will be "Dodging Dastardly Diseases," with Mindy Burns, RN, the presenter. Call 642-6308 or 642-6314 if you have questions.
KLIPSAN - Gentle stretch yoga is offered Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center. Classes are open to everyone. Call Barbara at 665-5780.
LB Grange mtg
LONG BEACH - The Long Beach Grange invites everyone to its meeting at 6 p.m. on Oct. 20. The grange is located at 5715 Sandridge Road. The meeting starts with a potluck dinner. Call 642-7176 if you have questions.
LONG BEACH - The local Veterans office is located at 318 NE 2nd St., upstairs above the sheriff's office, in the Pacific County building. This is a full service office with a trained service officer available to assist veterans and their families from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The phone number is 642-1228 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neptune Classic Movies
LONG BEACH - The Neptune Twin Cinemas offers family and classic movies with no charge for admission, subject to capacity. All family and classic shows begin at 1 p.m. The movie on Oct. 20 is "Caine Mutany" starring Humphrey Bogart, Van Johnson and Fred MacMurray. 1954. 125 min.
Future EventsBlood drive
OCEAN PARK - You can make a difference! The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive from noon to 5 p.m., on Thursday, Oct. 21 in the fellowship room at Ocean Park Lutheran Church, 24002 "U" Street. To schedule an appointment time you can call George at 665-0845, 866-236-3276 or go online to www.redcrossblood.org.
OCEAN PARK - The next informal gardening chat is Oct. 21 starting at 2 p.m., at the Ocean Park Library community room. Meetings are the third Thursday of the month. The topic for this meeting is a pruning how-to and fall and winter pruning. This even is sponsored by Tilth on the Willapa. Call 665-3061 if you have questions.
KLIPSAN - Beginning and intermediate bridge lessons will be available at the Peninsula Senior Activity Center in Klipsan Beach soon. If you have questions or if you would like to participate, please don't hesitate to call 665-3400.
ILWACO - Two actors, Bill Hamm and Melissa McCloud, face off in a clever and challenging thriller wriitten by Richard Stockwell and directed by Laurie Carter. Performances are at 7 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, Saturday, Oct. 23 and Oct. 30 and at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 Watch the characters of Rick and Jane evolve throughout the play. Just who is the predator and who is the prey. You'll have to come and see for yourself. (Note: this play may not be suited for younger audiences.) Tickets are $10 and are available at Okie's Thriftway, Stormin' Norman's and the Imperial Schooner.
Cancer support group
ASTORIA - Ocean Beach Hospital and Medical Clinic's Cancer Support Group meets Friday, Oct. 22 in the Ilwaco Community Building meeting room. The support group is part of the hospital's oncology outreach and education program. Cyndy Soule and Jami Greenfield, members of the hospital's chemotherapy team, will facilitate the meeting. Current and past cancer patients and their families are encouraged to attend. Light refreshments will be served. For information call 642-6327 or 642-6475.
Stew Lunch & Bazaar
GRAYS RIVER - The traditional harvest-time menu of beef stew, delectable cheese bread, beverages and dessert will be served in the Grays River United Methodist Church social hall on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. That alone would certainly be enough to bring people from miles around to the luncheon and bazaar, but that's not all. There will be crafts, original paintings, clothing and home decorations, plus a second hand shop, and a bake sale. Again this year, takeout meals will be available. A free will donation is asked for the meal, and the crafts and baked goods are reasonably priced. The church is on State Route 4 near milepost 18, on the hill above the Grays River Café. For more information on the event, phone 360-465-2740. To call in orders the day of the event, call 360-465-2391.
Small Woodland Mgmt
SOUTH BEND - On Saturday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kirk Hanson from the Northwest Natural Resource Group will lead a group of speakers in this day long workshop titled Innovative Small Woodland Management. The workshop will be held at Willapa Harbor Community Center, 916 West First Street in South Bend, and will introduce small woodland landowner to a range of forest management strategies and resources that can help maintain healthy and productive forests. There is a suggested donation of $15 and an optional locally prepared lunch for $10. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. For more information contact: Kirk Hanson, 360-316-9317, via e-mail at email@example.com or visit http://nnrg.org/news-events/events.
Pumpkin patch/harvest festival
LONG BEACH - The city of Long Beach is hosting their first great pumpkin patch and harvest festival from noon to 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24 in the Funland field behind the Long Beach Police station. The festival includes a costume contest, pumpkin patch for kids 12 years old and younger, hot apple cider, trick or treating at participating Long Beach merchants, walking the plank with the Beards Hollow Pirates and much more. Call 642-4421 for additional information.
Oktoberfest Chinook Style
CHINOOK - Get your ticket now for the 6th Annual Oktoberfest Chinook Style fundraiser dinner and auction in the beautiful newly-remodeled Chinook School gymnasium on Oct. 23. The dinner and silent auction are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., and the live auction starts at 8:15 p.m. The meal will be catered by Joanne Leech former owner of the Sanctuary Restaurant. Live music will be presented by the Beach Buddies with special performances by Brittany and Inez Greenfield. Tickets, which are $15 for adults and $7 for children under 12 years old, are available at the door. All proceeds benefit the restoration of the Chinook school and gym.
FORT COLUMBIA - On Sunday, Oct. 24 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the public is invited to a concert featuring the maritime music of Hank Cramer, Matt Moeller and Mary Garvey, held at Fort Columbia's historic riverfront theater. There is a suggested $10 donation. Proceeds go to the 'Help Save the North Head Lighthouse' committee. For information call 642-3029.
ILWACO - The Ilwaco Toastmasters Lunch Club meets the second and fourth Monday of each month from noon to 1 p.m., in the Ilwaco Community Building. The next meeting is Oct. 25. In addition a night group meeting is held the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., also in the Ilwaco Community Building. Attendees will learn public speaking, leadership and listening skills in a safe environment. Guests are welcome. Call 642-2152 for more information or go to www.toastmasters.org.
Lap Band support
ASTORIA - Lap Band Support Group meets the last Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hair Gallery, 2921 Marine Drive in Astoria. The next meeting is Oct. 26. Call Joanne at 665-0049 or Sheryl at 503-468-8622 if you have questions.
Model Railroad Club
ILWACO - The Peninsula Model Railroad Club will meet Tuesday, Oct. 26, at 10 a.m., at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum. As always, complimentary coffee and refreshments will be served. The club is constructing a modular layout, which accurately depicts the IR&N railroad here on the Peninsula. Persons with dollhouse building or similar modeling experience are invited to participate in making these historical dioramas. They are also looking for folks to help with research on the buildings and structures existing around the turn of the century. Anyone interested in model or real-life railroading is cordially invited. For further information, call Paul Wilson at 665-2545.
WARRENTON - Hey Kids ... do you like to play